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of perspective. you've seen speakers calling for 600 billion in healthcare savings over the next ten years. the president said a lower number f. -- lower number. if we take the president's reported to be his most recent number of 400 billion in savings in healthcare over the next ten years. what are we going to be spend on healthcare over the next ten years? over $11 trillion. so at the president's number the spending would represent 3.6% of what we're projected to spend in healthcare over the next decade. we can't save 3.6%? really? you know we're in a situation where 5% of medicare beneficiaries use half of the money. 5% of the beneficiaries use half of the money. certainly we can save 3.6% by doing a better job of coordinating the care of people who are using most of the resources. we've done enough studies i think to conclude we could deliver better healthcare and save money by better coordinating the care of those who are using most of the money. you look at the overall circumstance in this country in terms of what we're spending on healthcare. for 2010, which is the most recent year
comes from medical collections items, which is way out of proportion to the role the health-care system plays a in the economy compared to debt. >> is that the federal reserve study you are referring to? >> yes, 2003. it is clear consumers face enormous challenges understanding medical bills, who is liable for what dealing with payments, consumers get the bills from multiple entities, some of the not aware that have been treated by. anesthesiologists -- all of that stuff. it is not clear when a bill is a bill. of the complicating factors his many health-care providers out source not just collections but their whole accounts receivable function to agencies who manage the building. -- billing. the timing of when it ultimately gets reported to a consumer reporting agency can vary considerably from provider to provider. there is not a single set of rules out there that happen in the medical billing environment that have -- unlike what has evolved in the credit card industry. some collection items show up earlier before some of the responsibilities or a formal and voice may have been receive
? >> there are a lot of issues i care about -- health-care disparities, environmental justice. >> you will probably take on some of these causes? >> probably so. and obviously, i care about immigration reform. i went to school with a lot of those types of individuals and continue to see many of them who are our brightest stars and want to be part of the american dream. know anyhem don't other countries. this is their home. >> will be asking him to ask questions later. but just as a bit of advice for teenage kids who want to work at the white house or be in the president's cabinet sunday, what do you say to them? >> volunteer. get involved in your community. whether you are applying for college or a job, people want to know where you put your priorities. are you volunteering for a cause or what is it you are doing? that's really important for a young people. attach yourself to other folks you want to learn from it. it's not about being in the in crowd because that changes. it's about being prepared and knowing life skills. >> were you at a popular girl? >> know. >> you are a good cut. >> yes. >> was
of his legacy and in terms of allowing a national health-care plan to be put in place and the congress that had approved this plan but without a single republican vote. you have the court of being determinant. you talked about going for and things like gay marriage and there are immigration issues remaining and affirmative action -- there are key votes coming up in terms of voting rights as well as admission to colleges and universities. i think chief roberts acted in such a way to protect the best interest of the corporate i don't think you'll ever hear that said publicly but i think he felt that if the court had a divided liberal conservative vote against the health care plan that had been initiated by this president and passed by congress with or without the votes, it would have made the court into a more political institution given the background of bush vs. gore in 2000 and the subsequent highly politicized both. i think he was looking out for the best interests of the court and taxation is a legitimate way to do but i was surprised that it came from a chief justice of the united
a retirement benefit, a health-care benefit, those are entitlements, two, up to and including the entitlements for the congressman. let's be fair. when they start talking about entitlements and hold it to those three items, let's hold their feet to the fire and make them talk about entitlements for the other folks, too. host: appreciate you calling this morning. donna writes about this on twitter. if that to facebook here. -- back to you facebook here. budget showdown hits the keep week. that is of the front page reminding us of the deadline looming. it is a bloomberg story here out of the district. i you can watch the byplay here on the c-span that works with the president heading back to town tonight. the senate and house are due back tomorrow. billy from jacksonville, florida, to life for waiting. caller: i am very optimistic but i worry that the president will not get a chance because lindsey gramm already stated he will fight. i think there will already be another big fight for the debt ceiling. host: how does that make you optimistic that? caller: they know they have to do something, and
was very consistent with what i would expect. healthcare is an area where people are going to see the benefits initially because there is so much activity going on. in some ways is because there is a focus on the data aspect and a lot of focus -- not just started two years ago. they started a long time ago and are beginning to culminate in changes in how things occur. some of which are legislative. i would also say there are things going on in areas where citizens are getting significant benefit that do not know and may never know, like the intelligence community, where things are happening already in a very progressive way using these types of technologies in technology today that citizens are getting benefits from, but you never know about it. my point is, i think 10 years from now there is going to be benefits gain in almost every area of interaction with government, whether it is direct or indirect. >> i think there are too many bond market forces operating in health care. -- unmarked courses in health care. we continue to fall behind europe in most studies in terms of the out
in the healthcare law to providers. 50 million people rely on this program. it benefits individuals over the age of 65. a lot of people depend on it. host: what is the current budget for medicare? guest: about $550 billion for this year. host: does that include the premiums that seniors pay? guest: what they pay it will go to the payments that will go to the doctors that care for the beneficiary. host: how much is coming out of general revenue? guest: the beneficiaries pay 25% of the program in part b. in part d, you have about 32 beneficiaries that are on the program. host: medicare is divided into four parts. part a is hospital insurance. host: how did the affordable care act change medicare? guest: it will take $716 billion away from medicare providers. the payments will still grow. providers of care will see their reimbursements decrease. beneficiaries receive some new services. they will get some help if they are enrolled in the drug program. they will be helped to close the donut hole. host: how is medicare being looked at? guest: medicare providers will be cut by 2%. providers will be cut
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